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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 55 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 18-21, M 9 Responses Mar 14, 2015

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    I feel great today, but sadly to me it's not a

    good thing. It just shows me that this is how I'd be without depression, without anger.. Normal. Normal me can get **** done and be a great person.. Why can't I feel like this everyday? My life would change so much and id actually be a decency to society. This **** sucks.
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I met someone a few months back

    who understands depression. Though, He is known to be a prideful, bossy man who would loose patience once in a while. But being around him. Not a moment that passed by that he made me feel afraid or judged by him. In fact, I felt comfortable and I felt calm with him. And for him...
    Shxxxooo Shxxxooo 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've been having suicidal thoughts ever

    since I was twelve, and have been self-harming ever since I was seventeen. And today has been a pretty bad day in terms of suicidal thoughts...
    LittleMidnight LittleMidnight 18-21 4 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    It's slowly eating away at me.

    .. Acting like I'm fine when I'm not always okay.. The last week has been torture and I feel so alone and useless and just want to get my **** together and make things better
    Catho Catho 18-21, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    It's real sad that I don't feel alone

    when I'm by myself, I feel more lonely when I'm surrounded by family. Like there is something wrong with me, I feel like a pariah in my own family. I just wanna be far away from here.
    lexxrodriguezz lexxrodriguezz 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Downward Spiral...

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    kittysoftpaws kittysoftpaws 36-40, F 16 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    You've been gone almost a month now.

    I just want to hear your voice so badly... It's killing me.
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I was actually professionally diagnosed with

    depression about a week or two ago after a rough patch in my life started to get the better of me. The NHS service in the UK is free which I am so grateful for, but the only issue is that I have now got to wait god knows how long for any form of therapy/counselling, as there is...
    longdarkhair longdarkhair 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    my mom tells me to not be sad

    and to just be happy. but she just doesn't seem to get it. she doesn't understand what I go through. of course I want to be happy but I'm just not. I feel like I don't have any choice but to feel like this. sigh.
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890 26-30, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    Being ******* depressed

    and having no one to talk to is the absolute worst. And anyone I try to, they don't get it and all give me the same, generic advice. Depression is not a random feeling you just get sometimes. Depression is a dark, ******* rainy cloud drowning you day by day and I am slowly...
    TheLadyYves TheLadyYves 18-21, F 5 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Whenever I have a breakdown in school they're

    pretty bad. Sometimes I'm not able to speak and I keep trembling and there are other times when I just can't stop crying. My teacher (well, she's more than that) always comes to help me through them. Now she's left the school because of a better job offer. I miss her...
    Almostmadeit Almostmadeit 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    Hold Your Happiness Close. Hold Your Depression Even Closer.

    I just heard a story on the radio about a woman who travels alone in places like Sudan and the Phillipines in areas where rebels of all different kinds live. She told a couple of stories of how she handled herself when faced by a group of teenage men with guns. She would march...
    wundayatta wundayatta 56-60, M 22 Responses May 19, 2010

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    I don't know why I keep trying.

    Actually I do know- it's for him. But sometimes I wish he didn't have to put up with me. He didn't have to just settle for someone like me and all my bullshit and the weight I carry on my shoulders all the time. And tonight, when she betrayed me. Someone I have known and trusted...
    sickofthisw0rld sickofthisw0rld 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 38 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    I've become so cold,

    and uninterested with people. I just don't care. It's so unlike me. I've become so confrontational..
    terriblefixations terriblefixations 22-25, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    IamNicolle IamNicolle 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Now my fiance thinks it is ok to look at other

    women nude with me around and it makes me feel as if im not good enophe what should i do
    BrokenHearted95 BrokenHearted95 18-21, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    It is well enough that people of the nation do

    not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. -Henry Ford https://youtu.be/QPKKQnijnsM
    CynicalHippie CynicalHippie 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I found a cure for depression.

    Play Metallica songs at very loud volumes. I felt like **** today. Played Metallica for about 2 hours and I feel great.
    Jackson2222 Jackson2222 26-30, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    "The loneliest people are the kindest.

    The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not want to see anyone else suffer the same way."
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 22-25, F 11 Responses Mar 13, 2015

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    sievert sievert 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 8 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 93 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    So i can official say i have never been

    so Depressed in my entire life I was told by my Social Worker that GPs are fighting over who has to take responsibility for me If i don't take support they will put me in a secure hospital or something as a Vulnerable Adult I mean knowing if i don't do what i am told i will...
    SophieSophLJ SophieSophLJ 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    deleted deleted 26-30 50 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    My life is a swirling mix of emotions

    and personalities, battling for control of my mind, it's hectic and sometimes I just give up and just totally become an empty shell, living with severe depression and almost daily suicidal tendencies is tough but it's taught be one important thing that honestly everyone should...
    HatredIncarnated HatredIncarnated 13-15, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I hope you did and will have a good day.

    Please be positive and be kind to others. We'll never know what they're going through. I hope it gets better for you. Please see the beauty in life. Kick that negativity off! Conquer the trials and hardship! Tell this cruel life, " In your face you cruel life!!! Who's...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25, 2015

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    When others say they're "depressed",

    they're awarded or applauded for opening up about it but when I try and share my personal experiences with it, i'm attention seeking or advised to keep it to myself?
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    I have issues with anxiety

    and depression. I feel so lost and frustrated. I want to spend time together with my love but I want to spend time alone and I want to not feel second to his video game even though he spends more time with me than the game. I feel so lost.
    jennadacat jennadacat 31-35, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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